Luxury Maya Tulum Yoga Retreat Sept 29 – October 6, 2018

Tulum, Quintana Roo, Mexico

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Claudia Baeza
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Sep 29 - Oct 6, 2018
Group size: 1 - 80
Luxury Maya Tulum Yoga Retreat Sept 29 – October 6, 2018
Tulum, Quintana Roo, Mexico

Claudia Baeza
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$3329
Deposit: $500
Sep 29 - Oct 6, 2018
Group size: 1 - 80

About this trip

Luxury Maya Tulum Resort Yoga Retreat, September 29-October 6. Riviera Maya


Join Pineapple Yoga Studio this Fall 2018 for an unforgettable journey of exploration and self-discovery. The Maya Tulum Resort is one of Mexico’s premier destinations for beachfront yoga and wellness. This one-of-a-kind retreat offers pristine views of the Caribbean Sea, seclusion, serenity and peace ~ ideal attributes for the exploration of the physical and metaphysical Chakra system and ancient practice of yoga.


The PYS Maya Retreat is a Chakra balancing journey starting with the Root Chakra (relating to your instincts, security, survival and your potential) and ending with the Crown Chakra (our highest consciousness and our connection to the Divine). We will use journaling to explore the Chakras, their meaning, and how we experience them through the subtle anatomy of our bodies. The journal will chronicle your journey and help you identify imbalances, work through them and enable you to find balance, harmony, equanimity and homeostasis. We will give you the tools that foster Love and Kindness for Self as the basis for the deepest kind of transformation and change in your life. Our days will be filled with exploration, Asanas (yoga postures), Meditation, and Journal writing.


Chakra means “wheel” in Sanskrit, the ancient language of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras. According to yoga philosophy, the Chakras represent energy centers in the body where the body and spirit meet. When the Chakras are open and balanced, vital life force (prana) flows freely throughout the body. Each Chakra represents important and vital aspects of our being, from the physical and emotional to the spiritual. When the Chakras are not in balance, the flow of energy is obstructed, resulting in mental, physical or emotional pain. The goal of this retreat is to bring the Chakras into balance to fulfill your fullest potential and for optimal wellbeing.


No prior yoga experience or knowledge of yoga is required to participate in this retreat. It is open to everyone, all levels and all bodies! All that is required is your willingness to breath and explore.

THE PINEAPPLE YOGA RETREAT EXPERIENCE

Pineapple Yoga Studio brings its passion for yoga, wellness and community to the Riviera Maya. Maya Tulum Resort ~ one of Mexico’s premier destinations for yoga and wellness retreats worldwide, is our host for our retreat fostering the union of mind, body and spirit.


Maya Tulum Resort is located 90 minutes south of Cancun, in the heart of Mexico’s Riviera Maya. Its cabañas and yoga halls are secluded on the largest stretch of pristine beachfront in Tulum, offering spectacular views of the Caribbean Sea. The resort has two yoga halls: Ixchel Hall (2,800 square feet) and Itxamna Hall (1,200 square feet). Both yoga halls are fully stocked with yoga mats, props, blocks, blankets and straps for your comfort and convenience.


Your days will begin with a healthy breakfast of fresh locally sourced foods in the resort dining hall, serving a variety of Mexican dishes. After your breakfast, the group will meet at the yoga hall for a 90 minute Chakra inspired practice. This includes 60 minutes of asana (yoga postures), followed by guided meditation and an introduction to the Chakras and journal assignment. After your morning session, you’ll have time to reflect, rest, and journal at your leisure.


Our afternoon yoga session is a 45 minute all levels slow flow yoga practice followed by group discussion. Our group discussions will foster community, loving-kindness, forgiveness, and support your personal exploration and the groups’ experience. After the afternoon practice, you’ll have additional time to rest, walk the beach, enjoy a spa treatment or take a swim in the Caribbean Sea. Dinner is served in the dining hall buffet style where you’ll enjoy the succulent tastes of Mexico.


We complete our day with Tibetan Sound Bath meditation using Tibetan singing bowls synchronized to each Chakra to help balance them and prepare you for a peaceful night sleep in paradise.

YOUR TRIP TO THE SIAN KA’AN BIOSPHERE

Sian Ka’an means “Origin of the Sky” in the ancient language of the Mayan people. The biosphere is a UNESCO World Heritage site located on the east coast of the Yucatán peninsula. This reserve contains tropical forests, mangroves and marshes, as well as a marine habitat intersected by a barrier reef. It is a rich habitat of flora and fauna, and over 300 species of birds and terrestrial vertebrates, which inhabit this unique hydrological ecosystem. It is part of more than 200 conservation projects aimed at implementing environmental and sustainable use of natural resources policies in the Yucatán.


Our full-day adventure to Sian Ka’an and the ancient city of Muyil is scheduled on Monday. Lunch boxes will be provided by the resort for your excursion. Upon reaching Muyil, a guide will show us the ruins and explain the importance of this ancient Mayan trading post and the Ixel moon goddess. On our way to Muyil lagoon, you will climb to the highest view point of the Sian Ka’an and enjoy panoramic views of the reserve. Once we meet our local skipper, we will go on a two hour boat trip across the wetlands, visit a secret Mayan Temple, and jump into an antic canal. You will float in the translucent fresh waters while the soft current carries you across beautiful mangroves. Once back at Muyil, we will celebrate our experience with a wine & cheese pairing of Mexican wine and artisanal cheeses (vegan cheese options included). You will learn about the Mayan culture, enjoy the wildlife of the Sian Ka’an, a unique eco-system in the world ~ renewing our connection to the natural world around us. Your excursion includes an English speaking guide, transportation, entrance fees to the Sian Ka’an, boat transportation and our wine & cheese pairing.

YOUR DAY TRIP TO THE ANCIENT MAYAN RUINS

The pre-Columbian Mayan Ruins in Tulum sit atop 39 foot limestone cliffs, along the eastern coast of the Yucatán Peninsula. This ancient site was one of the last cities built and inhabited by the Mayan people and it is still used today for Mayan rituals. We will visit three famous structures at the Tulum site: (i) El Castillo (ii) the Temple of the Frescoes, and (iii) the Temple of the Descending God. The spectacular ‘Temple of the Frescoes’ was used as an observatory for tracking the movements of the sun. Niched figurines of the Maya ‘diving god’ or Venus deity decorate the facade of this temple. The ‘diving god’ is also depicted in the ‘Temple of the Diving God’ in the central precinct of the site. A stucco figure of the ‘diving god’ is still preserved above the entrance on the western wall, giving the temple its name. Your excursion includes an English speaking guide, transportation, and entrance fees.

YOUR EXPERIENCE AT MAYA TULUM RESORT

Maya Tulum Resort has been one of Mexico’s top destinations for yoga and wellness retreats for more than 30 years. The Resort offers a variety of unique services and amenities focused on the healing of the mind, body and spirit. The resort is located 90 minutes south of Cancun, in the heart of Mexico’s popular Riviera Maya. The resort offers airport transports on Saturday for $40 per person each way.


Resort accommodations include villas and cabañas with garden, ocean view and ocean front views nestled on a secluded oceanfront property with an impressive beachfront. The resort has an expansive list of holistic spa offerings to compliment your experience including: massage (deep tissue, aromatherapy, hot stone therapy, Reiki vitality, Thai massage, Shiatsu massage) and Mayan specialties (clay massage, spiritual cleansing Temazcal ceremony, body wraps, exfoliations and facials). Your retreat includes a $100 resort credit which you can use for anything you’d like during your stay. Enjoy a relaxing onsite spa treatment or bask in the sun on the secluded white sand beach ~ you’ll leave the retreat feeling rejuvenated and re-energized.

Your retreat includes your accommodations, yoga, three meals per day, two excursions and a $100 resort credit. The meals are made from fresh seasonal ingredients served in the dining hall, an exquisite cabaña with cool marble floors and white limestone walls. Enormous windows offer fantastic views of the Caribbean Sea. The healthy menu selection showcases proteins, seafood and vegetarian and vegan options. Special dietary needs can be accommodated by the talented chef with advance notice.


The following options are available for accommodations:

Garden View Cabana Room, Two Double Beds or King Bed
Single Occupancy: $3,329.20 pp
Double occupancy: $2,657.20 pp

Ocean View Cabana Room, Two Double Beds
Single occupancy: $3,693.20 pp
Double occupancy: $2,842.00 pp

Ocean Front ViewCabana Room, Two Double Beds
Single occupancy $4006.80 pp
Double occupancy $2998.80 pp

If you are traveling with family and friends, the resort also offers a vacation house and villa.

MEET YOUR RETREAT LEADER: CLAUDIA BAEZA

Yoga Alliance certified instructor E-RYT® 200 (Experienced 200 Hour Registered Yoga Instructor), RYT® 200 (200 Hour Registered Yoga Instructor), and a YACEP® (Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider) as well as a Certified Personal Trainer, Paddle Board Certified Instructor and a Spin Instructor.

Currently Pursuing RYT300 Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health
MFA in Design, Massachusetts College of Art
Doctor of Jurisprudence, LLM Int’l Business and Intellectual Property, Suffolk University Law School, BA Art History, Boston College
Wife, Mother, Writer, Photographer and Artist


Claudia is a Kripalu trained yoga instructor and the owner of Pineapple Yoga Studio in Sarasota Florida. Nominated as a leader in Women in Business by SRQ Magazine in 2017, and Localpreneur of the Year in 2018, she is a recognized advocate and leader in her community. Her passion for service is at the heart of her practice and studio. She brings her heart and soul to the yoga mat and shows up in the service of yoga. It is a sense of responsibility to the community which inspires her to offer a wide range of yoga classes serving a diverse clientele in Sarasota and abroad. The union of a strong physical body and a balanced emotional SELF lies at the heart of her practice, allowing for a compassionate healing space to arise within. She is a Yoga Alliance certified instructor (E-RYT200) as well as a Certified Personal Trainer and Paddleboard Yoga Instructor. Her practice is dedicated to advanced practices in Meditation, Asana, Pranayama and the Anatomy of the subtle body. Before owning a yoga studio, she was a practicing attorney in the area of intellectual property law, an interactive media designer, and adjunct profession of design at Boston University. Her retreats and teacher training programs are steeped in yoga tradition and philosophy, a thorough knowledge of anatomy, physiology and fascia ~ for a safe and satisfying practice accessible to all bodies and all levels.

THE DHARMA FOOTPRINT PROJECT

Your participation in this retreat helps support THE PINEAPPLE YOGA STUDIO DHARMA FOOTPRINT PROJECT™ which fulfills our mission to serve the community and use yoga for positive social change in the world.


The Dharma Footprint Project works with the host resort to select a special community project benefiting the local community and we donate our time and funds to made it a reality.

The studio will donate a Cargo Tricycle(s) and dedicate hours of community service as an expression of our gratitude to the Mayan people of Tulum. The recipient of the Cargo Tricycle(s) will be selected with the help of the host resort.


Cargo Tricycles are used to sell products on the streets of Tulum. This is a method of transportation and a means of earning a living. A tricycle can mean the difference between a life of poverty and a fair wage that supports families and children in Tulum. Our studio is honored to be able to contribute in this way. Our goal is to provide 5 tricycles for Tulum residents at each retreat.

What’s included

  • Garden View King Bed
    Thatched roof, King Bed with white linens, gossamer netting and ceiling fans, fully appointed tiled bathroom.
  • Garden View Double Beds
    Thatched roof, two Double Beds with white linens, gossamer netting and ceiling fans, fully appointed tiled bathroom.
  • Ocean View Double Beds
    Partial View of Caribbean Sea, Thatched roof, two Doubles Beds with white linens, gossamer netting and ceiling fans, fully appointed tiled bathroom.
  • $100 USD Hotel Credit
    You can use this credit at the resort at you wish...perhaps a spa treatment or an additional service.
  • Ocean Front Double Beds
    Ocean Front with pristine view of the Caribbean Sea, Thatched roof, two Doubles Beds with white linens, gossamer netting and ceiling fans, fully appointed tiled bathroom.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    The restaurant at Maya Tulum served daily breakfast, lunch and dinner. Vegan and Fish protein available daily. Mexican dishes offered buffet style.
  • Day Excursion to
    This full-day adventure includes a guided tour of the coastal ruins of the ancient Mayan trading post of Muyil, a 2-hour boat trip across wetlands, a visit to an ancient Mayan Temple.
  • Excursion to Tulum Ruins
    As the only Mayan coastal city - Tulum Ruins sit perched atop fortress-like limestone cliffs overlooking the white, sandy beaches and turquoise waters of the Caribbean coast.
  • Flights to Cancun
    Please schedule your leisurely arrival for Saturday September 29th in the afternoon with departure anytime on Saturday October 6th.
  • Hotel Transport
    Transfer is offered on Saturday to/from airport for $40 per person. Reservations are made directly with hotel.
  • Hotel Gratuity

Available Packages

Garden View, King Bed, Single Occupancy
Available until Sep 28th

Each Garden View Cabana is nestled in Maya Tulum’s lush Mexican Riviera gardens, featuring extensive greenery and beautiful local flowers. Under the thatched roof, you’ll find an immaculate King size bed with crisp white linens, draped with shimmering gossamer netting, ceiling fans, a fully-appointed tiled bathroom with an open shower area and walls hung with original art. There is a safe for your valuables, a generous supply of linens and drinking water but no televisions, phones or clocks. Large windows open to sweeping garden views. The Garden View cabanas are set right behind the Ocean View cabanas, steps from the yoga halls, spa and beach.

$3329
Deposit: $500
Garden View, King Bed, Double Occupancy
Available until Sep 28th

Each Garden View Cabana is nestled in Maya Tulum’s lush Mexican Riviera gardens, featuring extensive greenery and beautiful local flowers. Under the thatched roof, you’ll find an immaculate King size bed with crisp white linens, draped with shimmering gossamer netting, ceiling fans, a fully-appointed tiled bathroom with an open shower area and walls hung with original art. There is a safe for your valuables, a generous supply of linens and drinking water but no televisions, phones or clocks. Large windows open to sweeping garden views. The Garden View cabanas are set right behind the Ocean View cabanas, steps from the yoga halls, spa and beach.

$2658
Deposit: $500
Ocean View, Double, Single Occupancy
Available until Sep 28th

All Ocean View Cabanas have a partial view of the Caribbean Sea as well as lovely views of Maya Tulum’s lush gardens. Under the thatched roof, you’ll find two immaculate double beds with crisp white linens, draped with shimmering gossamer netting, ceiling fans, a fully-appointed tiled bathroom with open shower area and walls hung with original art. There is a safe for your valuables, a generous supply of linens and drinking water but no televisions, phones or clocks.

$3694
Deposit: $500
Ocean View, Double Occupancy
Available until Sep 28th5 left

All Ocean View Cabanas have a partial view of the Caribbean Sea as well as lovely views of Maya Tulum’s lush gardens. Under the thatched roof, you’ll find two immaculate double beds with crisp white linens, draped with shimmering gossamer netting, ceiling fans, a fully-appointed tiled bathroom with open shower area and walls hung with original art. There is a safe for your valuables, a generous supply of linens and drinking water but no televisions, phones or clocks.Our 

$2842
Deposit: $500
Ocean Front, Double Bd, Single Occupancy
Available until Sep 28th4 left

Our Ocean Front Cabanas are located in an area that offers the most privacy, each with a pristine view of the sea. Under the thatched roof you’ll find two immaculate double beds with crisp white linens, draped with shimmering gossamer netting, ceiling fans, a fully-appointed tiled bathroom with open shower area and walls hung with original art. There is a safe for your valuables, a generous supply of linens and drinking water but no televisions, phones or alarm clocks.

$4007
Deposit: $500
Ocean Front, Double Bd, Double Occupancy
Available until Sep 28th4 left

Our Ocean Front Cabanas are located in an area that offers the most privacy, each with a pristine view of the sea. Under the thatched roof you’ll find two immaculate double beds with crisp white linens, draped with shimmering gossamer netting, ceiling fans, a fully-appointed tiled bathroom with open shower area and walls hung with original art. There is a safe for your valuables, a generous supply of linens and drinking water but no televisions, phones or alarm clocks.

$2999
Deposit: $500
$3329
Deposit: $500

Garden View, King Bed, Single Occupancy

Itinerary

The Retreat Experience
Yoga Practice, Journaling and Meditation

The PYS Maya Retreat is a Chakra balancing journey starting with the Root Chakra (relating to your instincts, security, survival and your potential) and ending with the Crown Chakra (our highest consciousness and our connection to the Divine). We will use journaling to explore the Chakras, their meaning, and how we experience them through the subtle anatomy of our bodies. The journal will chronicle your journey and help you identify imbalances, work through them and enable you to find balance, harmony, equanimity and homeostasis. We will give you the tools that foster Love and Kindness for Self as the basis for the deepest kind of transformation and change in your life. Our days will be filled with exploration, Asanas (yoga postures), 


Your days will begin with a healthy breakfast of fresh locally sourced foods in the resort dining hall, serving a variety of Mexican dishes. After your breakfast, the group will meet at the yoga hall for a 90 minute Chakra inspired practice. This includes 60 minutes of asana (yoga postures), followed by guided meditation and an introduction to the Chakras and journal assignment. After your morning session, you’ll have time to reflect, rest, and journal at your leisure.


Our afternoon yoga session is a 45 minute all levels slow flow yoga practice followed by group discussion. Our group discussions will foster community, loving-kindness, forgiveness, and support your personal exploration and the groups’ experience. After the afternoon practice, you’ll have additional time to rest, walk the beach, enjoy a spa treatment or take a swim in the Caribbean Sea. Dinner is served in the dining hall buffet style where you’ll enjoy the succulent tastes of Mexico.

We complete our day with Tibetan Sound Bath meditation using Tibetan singing bowls synchronized to each Chakra to help balance them and prepare you for a peaceful night sleep in paradise.


No prior yoga experience is needed to participate. Just an open mind and an open heart! 

Your Organizer


CB
Claudia Baeza
MEET YOUR RETREAT LEADER: CLAUDIA BAEZA E-RYT200, Pursuing RYT300 Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health MFA in Design, Massachusetts College of Art Doctor of Jurisprudence, LLM Int’l Business and Intellectual Property, Suffolk University Law School, BA Art History, Boston College Wife, Mother, Writer, Photographer and Artist Claudia is a Kripalu trained yoga instructor and the owner of Pineapple Yoga Studio in Sarasota Florida. Nominated as a leader in Women in Business by SRQ Magazine in 2017, and Localpreneur of the Year in 2018, she is a recognized advocate and leader in her community. Her passion for service is at the heart of her practice and studio. She brings her heart and soul to the yoga mat and shows up in the service of yoga. It is a sense of responsibility to the community which inspires her to offer a wide range of yoga classes serving a diverse clientele in Sarasota and abroad. The union of a strong physical body and a balanced emotional SELF lies at the heart of her practice